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Distribution of election materials for Bayelsa rerun begins on Wednesday

04 January 2016, 19:10

Yenagoa - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it would commence the deployment of sensitive materials for the Bayelsa State supplementary election by Wednesday, reports Thisday.

The election is scheduled to hold on January 9 in Southern Ijaw Local Area and 101 polling units across the state.

Also read: I’m ready for Bayelsa supplementary poll- Sylva

The commission also said it had put the inter-agency committee on election security on alert in view of the contentious nature of the re-scheduled poll.

INEC’s Director of Publicity, Nick Gadzama, said preparations for the election had reached final stages.

He stated that materials were being packaged for deployment to various locations where elections would be held on Saturday.

Election in these areas were cancelled following widespread violence, ballot box snatching and hostage taking of electoral officials.

Read more at Thisday.

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